Jason Katims' Parenthood -- now in its third season -- is well-written, well-acted, and achieves a goal once thought impossible in making the presence of Dax Shepard tolerable. A spin-off of the 1989 Steve Martin film of the same name, the series follows the extended Braverman clan of Berkeley, led ... More >>
Moe the Dreamer Moe Green is just like you. He detests his job, for one thing. He struggles with insecurities both personal and professional. Occasionally, the 23-year-old feels undone by matters out of his control, like his age and relative lack of experience. The only difference between you ... More >>
Def SoundJ*DaveyBluDef Soul@ 330 RitchThursday, March 10, 2011Better than: A late-night spelling bee. San Francisco came out last night to party in good faith -- to get down, make noise, say Yeeaaayyuh, the usual -- but the partying spirit was damped, at least in my case, by an hour and fifteen ... More >>
If you're like everyone in the world, you've been into Cee-Lo's irrepressibly catchy reprisal anthem, "Fuck You." Maybe you've even checked it out in Spanish!Well. Think that's subversive? Try "Fuck Me." Meet Camu Tao: Ohio player, Def Jux staple, and member of some of underground rap's most venerab ... More >>
Oh, sorry, hang on -- Cee-Lo Green's "Fuck You" video just stopped and we have to go press play again. Be right back. And when its glorious three minutes and forty-six seconds comes to an end, you'll have to excuse us again, please. We plan to listen to this song all afternoon. Maybe all weekend.So ... More >>
Mike MantinJames MercerWhat happens when you get a little Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) in your James Mercer (The Shins)? Going by the sound of the first track to be released from this partnership, "The High Road," it sounds a little something like Beck, another indie/alt rock artist Danger Mouse ... More >>
Joseph Schell WeezerWednesday, Oct. 21, 2009The RegencyBetter than: Seeing an arena rock band in an arena.Just to be clear, there was a lot of screaming going on at the Regency last night for Weezer's free "secret" show. Fans screamed when the line they were standing in outside the venue--a line ... More >>
Wallpaper.s Eric Frederic is an unstoppable viral music producer. But can the incessant songwriting, video blogging, and booty tweeting make him a star?
Christopher VictorioOutside Lands Day Three: Tenacious D, M.I.A, Ween, The Avett Brothers Golden Gate Park August 30, 2009 Better Than: Being warm.The fog that began showing up in wisps over Dave Matthews Band on Saturday night turned into a typical freezing summer in San Francisco day by Sunday ... More >>
Digby OldridgeCrazy just like you: Alice RussellThese days, apparently, British pop-soul sirens are a dime a dozen. Why, all you have to do is go to any smoke-filled pub in Nottingham, peer under the table, and you'll find the next Joss Stone, Lily Allen, or Amy Crackhouse. Seriously, though, Alice ... More >>
An originator of acid rock in the '60s, Tommy Hall used LSD to expand his consciousness. Hes still psychedelic.
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